Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 11:00 A.M., in the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Greg Bentley and Mr. Larry Hubbard officiating. Burial will follow in Hephzibah-Vance Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandsons.
Mr. Bentley was born in Aiken, SC to the late Elijah and Azile Redd Bentley. He was a retired self-employed Masonry Contractor Bentley & Sons and he was involved in building several churches in the Augusta area. He was a strong man of faith who instilled this faith into his children. He loved to hunt birds and fish, but always put the Lord Jesus first along with his family. He was ordained as a deacon in 1956 at 2nd Baptist Church, Sunday School teacher, faithful church member of Southside Baptist Church, bird dog trainer, softball coach for Pine Hill Baptist Church and a Atlanta Braves and University of Georgia Football fan.
Preceded in death by his son Mike Bentley and brothers Calvin and Clifton Bentley.
Survivors include his children, Gail Corley and her husband Tommy of Augusta, Ricky Bentley and his wife Stacey of Hephzibah and Greg Bentley and his wife Mickey of Ludowici, GA; sister, Bettye Snipes of Aiken, SC; brothers, Charles Bentley of Aiken, SC and Matt Bentley of Hephzibah, GA; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice especially Nurse Becky and Dr. Van Alstine.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heartland Hospice 208 Pitcarin Way Ste., A Augusta, GA 30909 or Southside Baptist Church 3612 Mike Padgett Hwy., Augusta, GA 30906.
The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6 until 8 PM at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, GA 30906.